The susceptibility of certain parts of country to stormy weather during the summer months – particularly Northern Territory and Queensland, necessitates precautions on the part of property managers and owners in order to avoid potential weather-related damage and related insurance woes.

This is particularly the case for units or apartments under strata management arrangements, given the reciprocal impact of the decisions and actions of individual owners or residents and the body corporate. Strata managers should ensure that any common areas are kept clear and free of rubbish or debris that could…